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    December 2010

    Dec. 31
    Omaha Religious Group Faces Future Without Church
    Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, was quoted in this Associated Press article that was included in the North County Times about actions taken by the Archdiocese of Omaha in denouncing a group of Roman Catholics known as the Intercessors of the Lamb.

    Dec. 30
    Capital
    This Portfolio.com article about the proposed estate tax change mentions a new study by Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, that was published by the American Family Business Foundation. Davies is quoted in the article.

    Dec. 29
    There is Positive Job-market News for College Grads
    Bill Spangler, associate dean of the Palumbo•Donahue School of Business, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article on the job market for new college graduates.

    Dec. 27
    Silicon Valley Tycoon Embraces Sci-fi Future
    MSNBC posted this Associated Press article about PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel’s unusual pitch to fund what he calls breakthrough philanthropy. Dr. Charles Rubin, associate professor of political science, is quoted in the article. The piece also appeared in Sci-Tech Today, News Tribune, InsideBayArea.com, the Marin Independent Journal and the Times-Standard.

    Dec. 24
    Private Liquor Stores: A Reason for Cheers
    This Philadelphia Bulletin article about proposed legislation to license private companies to sell wine and spirits in Pennsylvania includes a mention and link to a study co-authored by Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, on the social impact of privatization of government-run liquor stores.

    Newsmaker: Kathleen Glenister Roberts
    The Tribune-Review featured Dr. Kathleen Glenister Roberts, associate professor of communication, as a Newsmaker in recognition of her being named director of the Honors College.

    Macy’s Bows to Local Tastes
    Associate Professor of Marketing Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about Macy’s department store chain tailoring its merchandise to meet local customers’ tastes.

    Dec. 22
    Additional $1.3 Upgrades in Duquesne Sports Arena Planned
    The Columbus Republic included this Associated Press announcement that the University is planning to upgrade its men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball locker rooms. The announcement also ran in Boxscore News.

    12 Days of Savings: When to Buy an Extended Warranty
    WPXI-TV interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, for this story about when it’s appropriate to purchase an extended warranty on an item.

    Dec. 21
    First Pharmacy In Decade Open in Hill District
    The Post-Gazette included this feature article on the new Center for Pharmacy Services opening in the Hill District. Pharmacy Director Terri Kroh and Pharmacy School Dean Douglas Bricker were quoted.

    Hill District Pharmacy Hopes to Fill Decade-long Void
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Pharmacy Dean Douglas Bricker for this article about the new Center for Pharmacy Services in the Hill District. Terri Kroh, director of the new pharmacy, was also quoted.

    Hill District Finally Gets Pharmacy; New Center Opened Monday
    WPXI-TV announced that Duquesne has opened its new Center for Pharmacy Services in the Hill District. Pharmacy Director Terri Kroh was quoted.

    Community Pharmacy Opens in Pittsburgh
    This Associated Press announcement of the new Center for Pharmacy Services in the Hill District appeared in the Beaver County Times. The story also appeared in the Lebanon Daily News, Phillyburbs.com, ABC27.com, WFMJ.com and the Wilkes Barre Times-Leader, among others.

    Sweden Has Its Own Sickness
    The Asia Times quoted Psychology Chair Dr. Daniel Burston in this article about alleged corruption in Sweden’s municipal housing companies and the construction industry.

    Dec. 20
    Duquesne University Opens Pharmacy in Hill District
    The Post-Gazette announced that Duquesne’s new Center for Pharmacy Services in the Hill District has opened. Terri Kroh, director of the new pharmacy, was quoted.

    Hill District Gets First Pharmacy in Decade
    Pharmacy Dean Douglas Bricker and Associate Pharmacy Dean Tom Mattei were quoted in this Tribune-Review article about the new Center for Pharmacy Services opening in the Hill District.

    Duquesne Singers to Sing ‘Melancholy Beauty’
    The Post-Gazette included this announcement that members of the Mary Pappert School of Music’s Voices of Spirit, Men’s Chorale, Women’s Chorale and the University Singers as well as music school alumni will perform in the world premiere of A Melancholy Beauty.

    Dec. 19
    Higher Ed Utilizes Lobbyists With Gusto
    This Tribune-Review article about the role of lobbyists in higher education included an interview with Michelle Castro, director of government relations.

    Birds Indicate Changes in Alle-Kiski Valley Habitat
    The Valley News Dispatch interviewed Dr. Kyle Selcer and Dr. Brady Porter, both associate professors of biological sciences, about their part in an annual bird count at Murphy’s Bottom along the Allegheny River.

    Dec. 18
    ‘King’s Speech’ Draws Attention to Success of Stutterers
    Dr. Gary Rentschler, director of the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the attention that the new movie The King’s Speech has brought to stuttering.

    Dec. 17
    Cleveland Jazz Orchestra Wants to Swing You Out of Seasonal Stress at Playhouse Square
    The Cleveland News-Herald interviewed Sean Jones, assistant professor of jazz studies, in this article about his role as artistic director for the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra.

    Foreign-language Services Connect Generations, Cultures
    The Tribune-Review interviewed the Rev. Daniele Vallecorsa, an adjunct professor of Spanish and Italian, for this article about foreign-language services offered by churches and congregations in Western Pennsylvania. The article also appeared in the Valley News Dispatch.

    Dec. 16
    Newsmaker: Thomas White
    The Tribune-Review featured this Newsmaker on Thomas White, University archivist, in recognition of his new book, Forgotten Tales of Pittsburgh.

    Haggling Could Lead to Big Holiday Savings
    WTAE-TV interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, for this story about opportunities for consumers to negotiate prices for goods.

    Estate Tax Gulf More Than Numbers Dispute
    Financial Advisor magazine mentioned a study on estate tax returns by Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, in this article about the estate tax dispute.

    Secret Do-gooders Merit Huge Attention
    Laura Miller, administrative assistant in the history department, was interviewed by the Post-Gazette’s Brian O’Neill for his column on Miller’s random acts of kindness.

    Injury to Injury Reports
    Dr. Robert Bellamy, professor of journalism and multimedia arts, was quoted in this Pittsburgh City Paper article about how the Steelers choose to release information about its team members.

    Dec. 13
    Tips for Online Holiday Shopping
    Associate Professor of Marketing Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed by WPXI-TV for this story about online shopping for the holidays.

    With the Supreme Court, Performance Counts, and Needs to be Counted
    The Post-Gazette included this article from The Legal Intelligencer that recognizes Duquesne’s work on the Pennsylvania Constitution.

    Dec. 11
    Fewer Christmas Greetings In the Cards These Days
    Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for Eric Heyl’s column about the apparent decline in Christmas cards being mailed.

    Dateline Pittsburgh: Awards/Honors
    The Post-Gazette announced that Dr. Fraser Fleming, professor of chemistry, received the President’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship.

    Dec. 10
    Duquesne Set to Open Community Pharmacy in Hill District
    WPXI-TV interviewed Pharmacy Dean Douglas Bricker for a story previewing the opening of Duquesne’s Center for Pharmacy Services that is scheduled to open Dec. 20 in the Hill District.

    Fun and Games Teach Youngsters in Playschool
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Julia Williams, assistant professor and director of the early childhood education program, for this article about a local school district’s child development classes designed to help high school students learn first hand what it’s like to be a teacher or parent.

    Opinion: Want to Balance the Budget? Get Out the Chainsaw
    AOL News published this opinion piece written by Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies that addresses the challenge of balancing the federal budget.

    Dec. 7
    After Pearl Harbor Attack, Women Got Tough in W. Pa. Factories
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Joseph Rishel, professor of history, for this article about local women joining the work force during World War II.

    Pittsburgh Song Collaborative Joins Pittsburgh’s Arts Community
    Dr. Benjamin Binder, assistant professor of musicianship, was featured in this Examiner.com article about the Pittsburgh Song Collaborative, a project that Binder created.

    ‘Rosie the Riveter’ Poster Cemented Image of Strong Women
    Dr. Joseph Rishel, professor of history, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about the local roots of the original World War II image of Rosie the Riveter.

    Dec. 4
    Arsenic Discovery Has Ties to Pittsburgh
    Dr. John Stolz was featured in this Post-Gazette article for his role on a team of researchers that have discovered a bacterium that can use arsenic to live in place of phosphorous, and Dean David W. Seybert was quoted about the impact. Similar articles about the research also appeared in Science Codex, Science Blog, e! Science News, NBC Sandiego.com, NBC Los Angeles, Bay Area, Todaysthv.com, Space Daily, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, Fresh News.com, Earth Times, Washington Business Journal, Hispanic Business, Daily Finance, Life Science World, NASA, International Business Times, Science Daily and Tech News World, among others.

    Dec. 3
    2010 Year in Review: Inspiring Acts
    Yahoo! News listed Laura Miller’s work as “Secret Agent L” among its 10 Inspiring Acts for 2010. An administrative assistant in the history department, Miller was featured for her work doing secret acts of kindness.

    Duquesne Offers New Scholarship
    The Tribune-Review announced that Duquesne has established the Robena J. and Walter W. Comer Endowed Scholarship.

    Dec. 2
    Buyer Beware: Holiday Shopping Schemes
    WPXI-TV interviewed Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey about how retailers use marketing schemes to get consumers to spend more money.

    Pope in 1988 Sought to Remove Abusers Faster
    NPR.org posted this Associated Press article about the Vatican releasing documentation showing that, in 1988, Pope Benedict XVI was rebuffed for seeking quicker ways to permanently remove priests guilty of abuse. Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, is quoted. The article also appeared in Yahoo! News.

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